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Red flag warning 10-5-19

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning this weekend for parts of the North Bay.

The NWS currently predicts the red flag warning, which indicates especially fire-prone weather conditions, will last from 8 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.

On Friday afternoon, Pacific Gas & Electric issued what it called a "potential Public Safety Power Shutdown" for that period. The utility will be monitoring weather conditions Saturday, with updates to follow.

Hills in Napa County and northern Sonoma County are designated as the highest-threat areas for the red flag warning, with likely wind gusts up to 35 mph, according to the service. North Bay Mountains higher than 1,000 feet are also covered by the NWS warning.

No heat advisories are expected. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company has not announced plans to shut off power in hopes to preempt a wildfire.

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Courtney Teague is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She can be reached at 707-256-2221. You can follow her reporting on Twitter and Facebook, or send her anonymous tip at: tinyurl.com/anonymous-tipbox-courtney.